Art, Design & Architecture
Floral Design

If you love to design beautiful bouquets and want to spend your career brightening people's happiest, saddest, and most memorable moments, a certification in Floral Design may be a great fit for you.

Types of Degrees and Certifications

Floral Design students typically pursue apprenticeships, work experience or a certification administered by the American Institute of Floral Designers, consisting of a written and hands-on floral design exam. Though associate and bachelor's degrees are available in more general design studies, a degree is not needed for entry into this industry.

Admission Requirements

A high school diploma or equivalent is typically required for most entry-level floral design jobs. A certification demonstrates a deeper knowledge of floral designs and terminology and can help applicants obtain the job they want at a higher starting salary than those without a certification.

Career Opportunities After Earning A Floral Design Degree Or Certification

Given the specificity of certification or on-the-job training in floral design, most people go on to a career as a Floral Designer or small business owner of a Florist shop.

Post Graduate Salary Information

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the median salary for a Floral Designer was $28,040 in 2019. (1)

Note that the average salary varies widely not only depending on the career chosen but on geographical location and employer. Conditions in your area may vary.


  1. Bureau of Labor Statistics

Careers associated with these educational opportunities often require additional degrees and certifications not offered as part of the educational opportunities presented by this website.

Information based on national data, not school-specific information. Conditions in your area may vary.